High Country News August 20, 2010
High Country News' founder, Tom Bell, marks our 40th anniversary with a grim prediction: The West -- and the world -- are doomed.
A conservation fund provided by an energy company enrages ranchers across Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
A pro-wolf ruling by Montana Judge Don Molloy provokes accusations that he's a "nutzoid" greenie, but he doesn't always side with environmentalists.
New Mexico bans trapping for six months after Mexican wolves are injured in the state.
Can the Montana Constitution derail a gigantic coal mine?
Energy companies in Wyoming's Jonah Field are funding habitat preservation, but no one seems to know how the wildlife's doing.
A one-mile-long highway project could change life for two remote counties in Northern California.
Tom Bell still inspires a young Westerner.
High Country News gets a lot of interesting visitors; map correction.
Writers on the Range
Wild animals revel in feasting and simply endure the hungry times, unlike modern Westerners with our sterile supermarkets.
Aaron Michael Morales delves into the challenging lives of Arizonans in his novel, Drowning Tucson.
In The Wolverine Way, Douglas Chadwick examines an elusive carnivore and the scientists who study it.
A former ranch kid who now lives in Denver has mixed feeling when her 2-year-old tries "mutton-busting" at a rodeo.
A number of recent books warn of the deadly consequences of climate change.